Archive of November 17, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 17, 2010

Cardinal encourages Catholics to contribute resources to Church

Nov 17, 2010 - 09:49 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela is reminding Catholics of their duty to contribute financially to the Church.

Iraqi-Americans use close ties to advocate for peace

Nov 17, 2010 - 07:56 pm .- Susan Dakak learned of the shocking Oct. 31 attack that killed 70 people and wounded 75 at Baghdad's Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation before the world heard the news. As the attack took place, worshipers trapped inside the captured church sent her their reports via cell phone.

Pope appeals for release of Pakistani Christian mother facing death for blasphemy

Nov 17, 2010 - 05:47 pm .- Rarely does Pope Benedict XVI make appeals on behalf of individuals. But the Pope broke from custom Nov. 17, when he ended his weekly general audience with a plea for Pakistani officials to free a Christian mother recently sentenced to death.

Argentinean bishop calls for government credits to apply to unborn

Nov 17, 2010 - 04:33 pm .- Bishop Jorge Lozano of Gualeguaychu, Argentina is calling the government to give financial “credits” to parents of unborn children as part of their Universal Child allowance program.

Catholic officials describe climate of terror in Iraq, call for justice

Nov 17, 2010 - 02:50 pm .- The situation for Christians in Iraq is becoming bleaker. The violence directed against them is no longer limited to the capital city Baghdad, but has been spreading throughout the country.

Pope praises St. Juliana, visionary devotee of the Eucharist

Nov 17, 2010 - 01:14 pm .- On Nov. 17, Pope Benedict XVI told general audience attendees how a 13th-century Belgiun nun, St. Juliana of Cornillion, helped to inaugurate the widely-celebrated feast of Corpus Christi.

Over 100 Catholic clergy attend exorcism training in Baltimore

Nov 17, 2010 - 05:58 am .- Despite the intrigue and attention given to the topic of exorcism, the primary work of the Devil lies in daily “temptation,” Bishop Thomas Paprocki said, following a successful exorcism training weekend hosted by the U.S. bishops in Baltimore.

Bishops give landslide approval to common agreement on Baptism

Nov 17, 2010 - 03:06 am .- The U.S. bishops voted overwhelmingly in favor of a common agreement on Baptism Nov. 16. The move has been called a “milestone” in ecumenical relations with certain Protestant groups.

Massachusetts bishops urge Senators to ratify nuclear arms treaty

Nov 17, 2010 - 12:37 am .- The Catholic bishops of Massachusetts have urged the ratification of a nuclear weapons treaty between the U.S. and Russia. Eliminating such weapons is based on a “deep commitment to preserving human life and dignity,” they said.